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Acts 12

CEB 1 About that time King Herod began to harass some who belonged to the church. NRS 1 About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. CEB 2 He had James, John's brother, killed with a sword. NRS 2 He had James, the brother of John, killed with the sword. CEB 3 When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he arrested Peter as well. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. NRS 3 After he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. (This was during the festival of Unleavened Bread.) CEB 4 He put Peter in prison, handing him over to four squads of soldiers, sixteen in all, who guarded him. He planned to charge him publicly after the Passover. NRS 4 When he had seized him, he put him in prison and handed him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover. CEB 5 While Peter was held in prison, the church offered earnest prayer to God for him. NRS 5 While Peter was kept in prison, the church prayed fervently to God for him. CEB 6 The night before Herod was going to bring Peter's case forward, Peter was asleep between two soldiers and bound with two chains, with soldiers guarding the prison entrance. NRS 6 The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison. CEB 7 Suddenly an angel from the Lord appeared and a light shone in the prison cell. After nudging Peter on his side to awaken him, the angel raised him up and said, "Quick! Get up!" The chains fell from his wrists. NRS 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off his wrists. CEB 8 The angel continued, "Get dressed. Put on your sandals." Peter did as he was told. The angel said, "Put on your coat and follow me." NRS 8 The angel said to him, "Fasten your belt and put on your sandals." He did so. Then he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me." CEB 9 Following the angel, Peter left the prison. However, he didn't realize the angel had actually done all this. He thought he was seeing a vision. NRS 9 Peter went out and followed him; he did not realize that what was happening with the angel's help was real; he thought he was seeing a vision. CEB 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself. After leaving the prison, they proceeded the length of one street, when abruptly the angel was gone. NRS 10 After they had passed the first and the second guard, they came before the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went outside and walked along a lane, when suddenly the angel left him. CEB 11 At that, Peter came to his senses and remarked, "Now I'm certain that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod and from everything the Jewish people expected." NRS 11 Then Peter came to himself and said, "Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hands of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting." CEB 12 Realizing this, he made his way to Mary's house. (Mary was John's mother; he was also known as Mark.) Many believers had gathered there and were praying. NRS 12 As soon as he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many had gathered and were praying. CEB 13 When Peter knocked at the outer gate, a female servant named Rhoda went to answer. NRS 13 When he knocked at the outer gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer. CEB 14 She was so overcome with joy when she recognized Peter's voice that she didn't open the gate. Instead, she ran back in and announced that Peter was standing at the gate. NRS 14 On recognizing Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed that, instead of opening the gate, she ran in and announced that Peter was standing at the gate. CEB 15 "You've lost your mind!" they responded. She stuck by her story with such determination that they began to say, "It must be his guardian angel." NRS 15 They said to her, "You are out of your mind!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel." CEB 16 Meanwhile, Peter remained outside, knocking at the gate. They finally opened the gate and saw him there, and they were astounded. NRS 16 Meanwhile Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the gate, they saw him and were amazed. CEB 17 He gestured with his hand to quiet them down, then recounted how the Lord led him out of prison. He said, "Tell this to James and the brothers and sisters." Then he left for another place. NRS 17 He motioned to them with his hand to be silent, and described for them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he added, "Tell this to James and to the believers." Then he left and went to another place. CEB 18 The next morning the soldiers were flustered about what had happened to Peter. NRS 18 When morning came, there was no small commotion among the soldiers over what had become of Peter. CEB 19 Herod called for a thorough search. When Peter didn't turn up, Herod interrogated the guards and had them executed. Afterward, Herod left Judea in order to spend some time in Caesarea. NRS 19 When Herod had searched for him and could not find him, he examined the guards and ordered them to be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. CEB 20 Herod had been furious with the people of Tyre and Sidon for some time. They made a pact to approach him together, since their region depended on the king's realm for its food supply. They persuaded Blastus, the king's personal attendant, to join their cause, then appealed for an end to hostilities. NRS 20 Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. So they came to him in a body; and after winning over Blastus, the king's chamberlain, they asked for a reconciliation, because their country depended on the king's country for food. CEB 21 On the scheduled day Herod dressed himself in royal attire, seated himself on the throne, and gave a speech to the people. NRS 21 On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat on the platform, and delivered a public address to them. CEB 22 Those assembled kept shouting, over and over, "This is a god's voice, not the voice of a mere human!" NRS 22 The people kept shouting, "The voice of a god, and not of a mortal!" CEB 23 Immediately an angel from the Lord struck Herod down, because he didn't give the honor to God. He was eaten by worms and died. NRS 23 And immediately, because he had not given the glory to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. CEB 24 God's word continued to grow and increase. NRS 24 But the word of God continued to advance and gain adherents. CEB 25 Barnabas and Saul returned to Antioch from Jerusalem after completing their mission, bringing with them John, who was also known as Mark. NRS 25 Then after completing their mission Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem and brought with them John, whose other name was Mark.